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|United States Patent||5,855,020|
|Kirsch||December 29, 1998|
An information locator system providing for the expedient acquisition, validation and updating of information locators in a heterogenous network protocol environment. The locator system includes an information location discrimination engine coupleable to a network operating in the heterogeneous network protocol environment, a validation engine coupled to the information location discrimination engine to receive information locators and a database providing for the storage of information locators as discrete searchable resource locators. The validation engine is also connected to the data base for retrieving and storing resource locators. The validation engine provides for the autonomous interrogation of the heterogeneous network protocol environment to validate a predetermined information locator as a corresponding resource locator that is unique to the discrete searchable resource locators then stored by the database. Where a valid and inferred unique information locator is found, the validation engine provides a corresponding resource locator to the data base for subsequently searchable storage.
|Inventors:||Kirsch; Steven T. (Los Altos, CA)|
|Filed:||February 21, 1996|
|Current U.S. Class:||1/1 ; 707/999.002; 707/999.01; 707/999.104; 707/E17.108; 709/203|
|Current International Class:||G06F 17/30 (20060101); H04L 29/12 (20060101); G06F 017/30 ()|
|Field of Search:||395/326,602,793,610,800,187.01,200.36,200.48,200.33 345/335 707/5,9 702/2,104,10|
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